Olive Tapenade Crusted Cod
Fish & SeafoodMain CourseMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Olive Tapenade Crusted Cod and Rosé Braised Fennel

This recipe combines the best flavours of Provence in one dish – seafood, olives, fennel and rosé. The very talented Gemma Wade crafted these ingredients into a delicious and almost too beautiful to eat Olive Tapenade Crusted Cod with Fennel Braised in Rosé. This dish was part of an Easter …

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Summer Salad Grilled Octopus Recipe
Lunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesSaladTasha PowellTaste

Exotic Summer Salad Grilled Octopus for Lunch

Have you ever tried grilled octopus? It’s a Mediterranean delicacy, and NOW is the time to be adventurous in the kitchen. This Summer salad recipe with grilled octopus is fresh, delicious, and colourful. The salade composée is a visual treat, as well as a yummy starter for your guests. My …

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My Grandmother's Chocolate cake Recipe
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Remembering My Grandmother’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

A Book with Provencal Recipes: Small-town florist Natasha is determined to leave the past far behind her. But when she learns her ex-husband never told his family about their divorce – and that he needs her to accompany him on a trip to the French countryside – could love bloom …

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Petits Farcis Provencal Tomatoes
BeefCarolyne Kauser-AbbottMain CoursePorkProvencal RecipesTaste

Petits Farcis Provencal Tomatoes Stuffed with Basil

Petits Farcis are seasonal vegetables stuffed with a sausage meat mixture and then baked. The vegetables are often tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, sweet onions and even mushroom caps.

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Tian Provencal Recipe Vegetable
Guest PostLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

Tian Provencal Recipe a Vegetable Tart Flower

How do you make friends when we are all trying to self-isolate and social distance? You start scrolling through Instagram and stumble upon eye-catching feeds like frenchified_wife that then lead to Jane’s beautiful blog – On Mange. Jane has travelled extensively, a passionate cook she loves exercising her creative talents in the …

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Souvenirs from Provence Market Bags
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Souvenirs to Take Home from Provence

What should I take home from Provence? Expect a sensory overload on your first (and every) visit to Provence. In mid-summer, purple-blue lavender rows contour the landscape. Market stalls brim with seasonal produce from blood-red cherries in the spring to the makings for ratatouille in late summer. Then there is …

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Tomato Tart Confit Tomatoes
François de MélogueLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

Tomato Tart Plain and Simple

Savoury tarts are something that French cooks do just as well as those tempting sweet creations. This Tomato Tart made with homemade confit tomatoes is a breath of summer any time of the year. Of course, we all dream of those summer days when you can pick tomatoes in your …

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Food Favourites Recipes Provence
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Food Favourites and Recipes from Provence to Eat

The following guest article by French Waterways, “18 Foodie Treats to Eat in Provence,” is republished below with permission. We have added links to recipes for these Provencal favourites. If you are looking for cruising inspiration and information, french-waterways.com is the world’s most comprehensive and best-loved source of inspiration and …

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Explore Southern France Touring TripUSAFrance
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Explore Southern France Touring Family Style

Take the girl out of France, but the country remains in her soul. Julia Girard-Gervois is the Owner and Tour Director of TripUSAFrance, a boutique travel agency based in Arlington, Virginia. In 2015, she and her husband launched the company along with her parents, who live in France. They want …

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Veal Cordon Bleu Recipe
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Veal Cordon Bleu Recipe and a History Lesson

Veal Cordon Bleu sounds French right? Of course, cordon bleu is French but we only recently discovered the origin of the term. According to Larousse Gastronomique, the cordon bleu was originally a wide blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood,

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